CAMPUS MINISTRY RETREATS
Retreats are great opportunities to not only delve into your relationship with God but to get to know your fellow
students in a relaxed environment. All students at Allentown Central Catholic need to participate in at least one retreat in
addition to the 40 Hours Retreat, which takes place during school in December. Registration forms are available in the
Campus Ministry Office 2-3 weeks prior to each retreat or as posted in school and on the announcements.
Students are welcome and encouraged to participate in multiple retreats throughout the school year.
Our 2021-2022 Retreat Schedule has not been set for the upcoming school year; retreats will also be added throughout the school year.
Seniors: Kairos Retreats
Kairos is an edifying and popular four-day retreat that focuses on students' relationships with self, others, and God. Led by campus ministers, faculty, and selected senior leaders, Kairos includes group discussion, presentations, prayer, and activities. Open to seniors only.
Freshmen: Beginning the Spiritual Journey
Looking for a way to meet other freshmen? This retreat is a time for our 9th Graders
to get to know each other while developing a deeper relationship with God.
The retreat consists of activities, talks and a few surprises. Pizza will be provided.
All Saints, All Souls Retreat
Why do we celebrate Halloween? What do Saints and Souls have to do with it?
We will spend time traveling around a few “haunted sites”to explore the meaning of Christian death and resurrection. Pizza will be provided. Retreat is open to all students.
Advent Retreat in Bethlehem, The Christmas City
Each year, the business of this season distracts us from having an Advent season
that prepares us for the celebration of Christmas. Students meditate on the beauty of
waiting in the silence of Advent. Pizza will be provided. Retreat is offered to all students.
March for Life, Washington DC
One of the most popular retreats at ACCHS. Join thousands of others in Washington, DC to march down Constitution Avenue to support the culture of life. An exciting and inspiring day!
This opportunity fulfills four service hours. Retreat open to all students.
Sophomores: YOLO (You Only Live Once!)
Join other members of 10th Grade as we look at all of the challenges
of the year ahead socially, academically and spiritually and how we can
make the most of our sophomore year. Pizza will be provided.
The Spiritual Exchange - International Students
This is a great opportunity for our international students to meet other students at ACCHS
and become comfortable with our Catholic culture and identity. We explore our service program, retreats, and Catholic faith traditions. Host families join us for an info session.
Women's Come & See Retreat, SCC Convent, Mendham, NJ
Students travel to the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Christian Charity to meet the
postulants and novices, take a tour of the motherhouse campus, pray evening prayer
with the sisters, and have dinner. Retreat open to young women only.
Juniors: My Bucket List
Juniors are more than halfway through high school. We examine where we are spiritually and socially; and where we want to be by graduation. This retreat is held DeSales University
and is done in cooperation with their Campus Ministry office. It is offered to Juniors only.
Philadelphia Shrine Hop
This retreat includes stops at the first Catholic churches in PA (Old St. Joe's and
Old St. Mary's) along with Independence Hall and the Cathedral Basilica of
Sts. Peter and Paul in Philly. Lunch is at the Reading Terminal Market.
Stations of the Cross Retreat
This is a Lenten tradition of visiting the Station Churches, dating back as far as the late
second or early third century. We will travel to a few local churches and meditate on the Stations of the Cross. Pizza will be provided. The retreat is offered to all students.
Convent Visit, Immaculata University & IHM Motherhouse
Join us for a trip to Immaculata University and the Motherhouse
for the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
for a fun day to learn about the life of the IHM Sisters.